Israel approves 1000 new settlements

The Israeli Government has approved up to 1000 new settlements three days before peace talks with the Palestinians resume in Jerusalem.

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Israeli and Palestinian envoys expected 'in US soon'

  • Direct negotiations broke down in late 2010 over Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
  • After flying back from the Jordanian capital of Amman today John Kerry declined to give details of the deal to resume talks
  • He said he expected Israeli and Palestinian envoys to join him in Washington soon and another announcement could follow

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